By - ThatPersonIsNot345
The Hunt maybe
The Hunt was clearly inspired by the [McMartin preschool trial](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMartin_preschool_trial), the longest court case in American history, which resulted in no convictions.
HBO made a movie specifically dramatizing the case called *Indictment: The McMartin Trial*, which should be streaming on HBO Max.
Besides preschool I'm not seeing the connection between the two? Or is it just that which ties them?
The Hunt is about a child care worker who is suspected of molesting children, and the children are asked leading questions by investigators that result in multiple accusations of outrageous claims, resulting in a huge trial and the accused becoming a public pariah well before any judgment is reached. As I recall, one specific detail is that the children claimed he did things in the basement of the facility, and the facility has no basement. All of this happened in the McMartin case.
Ahh! The article I read on McMartin focused on the Satanic stuff which made it seem like they were super different
I didn't know that was based on real events. *Loved* that film—Mikkelsen was incredible.
The Crucible (1996)
“Black Death”, maybe?
This was my first thought too.
The Ox-Bow Incident
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
and weirdly, Being the Ricardos (2021)
Good night and good luck
Ox bow incident
For moral panic, nothing can beat *The Scarlet Letter*. The best adaptation I've seen is [the Foster/Heard miniseries](https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/35260-the-scarlet-letter), if you can find it.
The Witch (2015) and Haxan (1922)
May also be listed online as VVitch with two “V”s
And if it is, it's *wrong*. Drives me nuts that people keep doing that just because of the stylized logo. A friend of mine sarcastically refers to it as "The Vuh-Vitch"…
Assassination Nation is a fun one
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wave (2008)
Zorba the Greek
The Human Stain